Life in Northeast Ohio
Recreation & Entertainment

One entertaining region.

Passionate about the arts, music, food, nature, or sports? Whatever your passion, fulfill it here. 

The good life, within reach

In the Northeast Ohio Region, thriving arts, culture, culinary, nature, sports, and recreation are abundant. And because Northeast Ohio is one of the most affordable places to live, they’re also within your means.

Music

There’s a reason it’s often said that this region rocks – and it’s not just because we’re the birthplace of rock and roll. From symphony orchestras to garage bands, Northeast Ohioans never lack musical entertainment options.

House of Blues
The Cleveland Orchestra

500 Live Venues

There are approximately 500 live music venues Northeast Ohio. 

U.S. News & World Report

MOCA
Playhouse Square

Arts & Theater

Whether you prefer contemporary or classic art, Broadway musicals or community theater, the Northeast Ohio Region is an art and theater lover’s dream. 


#4

Arts District


University Circle is ranked #1 Arts District in the U.S.

USA TODAY

#7

Museum In the U.S.


Cleveland Museum of art ranked #7 Museum in the U.S.

USA Today

#2

Theater District


Cleveland is the 2nd-largest theater district in the U.S.

Playhouse Square

Cleveland Orchestra is America’s finest still.

~ The New York Times, October 2020.

The West Side Market
Great Lakes Brewery

Culinary Scene  

James Beard Award-winning chefs thrive alongside quirky hot dog shops and craft beer brewers in a region that favors culinary originality.

  

24 James Beard Award Semifinalists & Winners

James Beard Foundation

Ohio craft-beer production ranks 6th in U.S

Yahoo

West Side Market: #6 Public market in the U.S.

The Travel

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Whiskey Island, Cleveland

Nature  

The Northeast Ohio Region is a nature lover’s dream, with hundreds of thousands of acres of award-winning Metroparks, state parks, community parks, beaches, and one of the nation’s most-visited national parks.  

# 2 national park in the u.s.


Cuyahoga Valley National Park

TRAVEL LENS

#1 Park System in the U.S.


Cleveland Metroparks

AAPRA

130+ Miles of Shoreline

There are more than 130 miles of shoreline along Lake Erie between Sandusky, Ohio and Conneaut, Ohio, offering beaches, parks, water sports, lakefront living, dining, Lake Erie Island getaways and more. 

Professional & Popular Sports 

Northeast Ohio sports fans are among the most committed in the nation. And with three major professional sports teams, multiple minor-league teams, an official hall of fame, and countless recreational pursuits, sports lovers are never at a loss. 

Pro Football Hall of Fame – Canton
Cleveland Guardians Field
Cleveland Guardians

Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame, located in Canton, is the single, official hall of fame for professional American football. 

Nationally-ranked Northeast Ohio amenities and institutions

#4 ranked arts district in the U.S. (University Circle, 2024))
#1 ranked park system in the U.S. (Cleveland Metroparks), Source: American Academy for Park and
Recreation Administration (AAPRA)
#2 ranked hospital in the world (Cleveland Clinic), Source: Newsweek
#2 ranked museum in the U.S. (Cleveland Museum of Art), Source: Business Insider
#2 theater district in the U.S. by size (Playhouse Square), Source: Playhouse Square
#2 ranked amusement park in the U.S. (Cedar Point), Source: USA TODAY
#6 West Side Market, Ten Best Food Markets in America (The Travel, 2023)
#2 ranked National Park in the U.S. (Cuyahoga Valley National Park), Source: Travel Lens
Top 5 symphony orchestra in the USA/ Best Orchestras in the World (list of the best, not ranked)

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